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Our Older Adult Ministry is a lively group of individuals ages 50+ who we call GADABOUTS! And we love to gad-a-bout! Karen Wood keeps this group busy with activities each month. Join us and see what we’re about!


Contact Karen E. Wood for any questions or details on events.

The first Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM at the church is our potluck unless we go on a picnic lunch.

December 6th, mark your calendars. I am taking reservations for our Gadabouts Christmas Party. We dress in our Christmas finery and sit down to a good meal. There is no cost to you and you are not to bring any food as this is not a potluck, but a party to celebrate together. All seniors 55+ are invited. I will have the sign up sheet in my office. RSVP Karen Wood by November 26th.

Lunch dates are subject to change.

Normally the third Thursday of every month we go somewhere. These are day trips.


I have the sign up sheets in my office. If you would like a copy of the outings emailed, please let Karen know. Keep in mind that we might have to change or rearrange the schedule, but will give you plenty of notice.

November 15th: This will be the last outing for this year. We are going to Pigeon Forge for our annual November outing. After shopping at Tager Outlets and eating, we are going to see a Tribute to Red Skelton. Tickets are $20 and are due now. We are leaving the church at 9:30am and hope to be back at approximately 7:30pm. We only have 2 seats available. Contact Karen ASAP


Please, contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus for all outings.

Keep checking back for more information.


Some of our favorite trips include:We use the church buses for transportation unless otherwise noted.

  • Cumberland County Playhouse and lunch at the Cumberland State Park
  • Shopping and/or shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
  • Sunshine Hollow, owned by David & Vicki Rhyne outside of the Athens/Riceville area.

All lunches and events are subject to change. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for announcements.